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2016 Annual OCSS Conference

Join the Ohio council for the Social Studies for our 60th Annual Conference on September 26-27, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio at the Embassy Suites Columbus/Dublin. Conference Theme: Celebrating and Elevating Ohio Social Studies:  Embracing the Active Citizen We are NOW accepting…

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OCSS Leadership Nominations

OCSS  is accepting nominations from Ohio Social Studies Education Professionals to run for open offices on the OCSS Executive Board.  The offices of Vice President (President Elect), NorthwestRepresentative, Northeast Representative, Southeast Representative, Southwest Representative, Primary Representative, Intermediate Representative, and Higher…

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Statehood Day 2016

Join OCSS at the Ohio Statehouse for the Statehood Day Celebration on February 27, 2014. We will be lobbying State Representatives and Senators for the passage of SB 96, the World History Bill and to support History and Social Studies Education in Ohio.

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Why Ordinary People Need to Understand Power

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make…


Founding of America Documents Program

Our friends at the Ohio Historical Society has developed a new program to help Ohio teachers implement the new learning standards and assessments items mandated by Ohio Senate Bill 165, also known as the “Founding of America Documents Bill.”  Go to http://www.ohiohistory.org/publications/ohio-histore-news/2012/november-30-2012/founding-documents for more…


Ohio Social Studies Supervisors Meetings

Matt Doran, Director, OCSS Supervisors Network (SupNet) ocsssupnet@gmail.com  The Social Studies Supervisors Network (OCSS SUPNet) is a working group for social studies leaders (curriculum specialists, supervisors, academic coaches, teacher-leaders, etc.) in Ohio schools. We typically meet three to four times…

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Teachers Guides for Ohio’s New State Social Studies Assessments

Click on the links below: Ohio’s New State Tests: Grade 6 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide (Revised with sample test items, October 2014) Ohio’s New State Tests: Grade 4 Social Studies Teacher’s Guide (Revised with samples test items, October 2014) Ohio’s New State…

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SS for the 21st Century

CLICK HERE to view Matt Doran’s Blog about Social Studies for the 21st Century

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